Anglia Language Programme

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Learn a new language or continue with an existing one. It's a great way to improve your employability, and you can study on our Cambridge campus or online.

Who can apply?

  • Students at any ARU campus
  • Staff members from any ARU campus
  • Members of the public

Whether you’re a beginner or already have some previous knowledge of the language, you will find a course appropriate to your level.

What courses can you do?

You can take twelve-week courses in French, Japanese and Spanish, and start in either September or January.

Why learn a language?

  • Boost your employability
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Build your confidence
  • Develop your intercultural awareness
  • Improve your brain functionality
  • Gain a better understanding of your own language
  • Have fun!

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Why choose an Anglia Language Programme module?



Study options

There are two study options you can take:

  1. As a credit-bearing module: if you're studying an undergraduate degree, and your course allows you to substitute one of your modules for a language. You'll be assessed during and at the end of your language course, and receive credits.
  2. As a standalone module: if you simply want to learn a new language or improve an existing one, you're welcome to join a course. You'll get full access to the lessons and materials and receive a certificate at the end of the course. If you’re already an ARU student or staff member we offer a discounted fee of £120 for a 10-week course. Each week will include two hours' tuition – that's 20 hours overall, plus access to materials for your own work. You'll also have the choice to take the assessment in the final two weeks of the course.

Which is the correct level for you?

  • Very little or no language: Foundation 1
  • 2-3 years of study – low GCSE. Completed Foundation 1: Foundation 2
  • GCSE. Completed Foundation 2: Intermediate 1
  • AS/A2. Completed Intermediate 1: Intermediate 2

If you have any questions about your level, email us at alp@aru.ac.uk.

How to apply

For standalone modules, you can apply for the Anglia Language Programme with our virtual application form and pay via our online store. Please complete the form first and wait for confirmation before paying.

For credit-bearing modules, just select the language of your choice during the Module Choice period. Outside of this, please contact your student advisor and also email alp@aru.ac.uk.

We always try to run all modules. However, if we can't run one because of limited demand, we'll do our best to place you on another or provide a refund.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Anglia Language Programme, please email alp@aru.ac.uk.